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Worst Ebola Crisis: The Lesson and How to Help

Published October 21, 2014 by jptan2012

ebolaBy this time you must have heard of the Ebola crisis that’s taking the attention of all the news agency of the world. To some extent, it has even overshadowed the genocide crisis perpetuated by ISIS. One must be literally living under a rock to not have heard of the Ebola crisis.

This is not the first Ebola outbreak; in fact, Ebola was first discovered in the seventies. Since then there have been different Ebola strains that have been discovered, but according to the news, the strain that is spreading now is the most fatal of all Ebola strains. Usually, Ebola never goes out of Africa, because for some reason it dies a natural ‘death’, and it becomes manageable although not less infectious. This particular outbreak has been going on for several months but it reached its worldwide crisis point, in what I called its ‘boiling point’ a point when it becomes uncontrollable during the Hungry Ghost month. This is not very surprising because as mentioned in the post – WHAT EVERYONE NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT 2014 HUNGRY GHOST MONTH AND MERCURY RETROGRADE. We have a 5 – month bad period which will deplete the current year’s energy. The said energy should refresh itself again when we near the 2015 Chinese New Year.
However, in this particular outbreak, although there was a cry for help, the world was too busy with something else and nobody listened to the cries of the people of Africa. I think by acknowledging that they have made some technical mistakes, WHO also admitted that they didn’t put enough attention to this latest outbreak, I can’t blame them because historically speaking people and science always wins over Ebola.

Now the question is this going to be a worldwide pandemic? If there’s going to be more infections outside Africa, such as what is happening now in US and the one in Spain, I’m afraid it is going to be an uncontrollable thing. For example, here in the Philippines, are we ready for such crisis. We have some of the best infectious diseases experts in the country, but are we technologically ready? Do we have the proper gear for our health workers?

I was just on the phone with my Guru Lama, and according to him one of the greatest lesson so far of what this Ebola crisis has taught us is that we should never stop caring, in fact, his very exact words, if loosely translated is WE SHOULD NOT STOP CARING INFINITELY FOR ALL BEINGS. Ebola happened in Africa, in some of the remote villages of Africa. Nobody heard them crying for help because they’re far and nobody thought this has the potential to become a worldwide crisis.

Ebola is everybody’s concern, because if it gets any worst than this it will become the next pandemic and I don’t think any country is ready for this. It is going to be so much worst than SARS and the AH1N1. Ebola is extremely fatal.

I’m taking time out from my busy schedule to squeeze in this post because my Guru Lama requested it. According to him, please continue doing the recommendations mentioned in the post called – PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE ILL EFFECTS OF THE 2014 HUNGRY GHOST MONTH AND MERCURY RETROGRADE. If not, at least do recite 10 malas of the Mantra of the Bodhisattva of Compassion, Kuan Yin and 100 malas or more or as many as you can (as my friend DU would say, something is always better than nothing) a day of the Medicine Buddha Mantra. While doing try to express genuine compassion to all those who have died and have afflicted or is currently afflicted with Ebola. We may not know them but try to feel the hardships that they’re went through or going through and send them love.

Furthermore, if you can do make offerings of a lighted candle to the image of a Medicine Buddha. On top of that, spinning a prayer wheel, whether a handheld, table top, or pendant type of prayer wheel in dedication to stop the Ebola crisis will also help.

Let us remember, that Ebola might not be here yet, but if this doesn’t stop we will soon have to face it. This might not seem much, but right now this is the best we can do so let’s do it.

For comments or suggestions please email sanaakosirickylee@gmail.com

A Reminder that Chanting Mantras is a Powerful Tool to Attract Blessings and An Important Announcement About the ‘Wish Fulfilling and Buddha’s Blessing Mantra’ Pendant

Published September 17, 2014 by jptan2012

This is just going to be a quick short post before I take another 2 – 3 weeks trip. First, a lot of people are still requesting for the Wish Fulfilling and Buddha’s Blessing Mantra Pendant and as I said it is no longer as easily available now because of an enormous production delay and that I felt people has relied on the Wish Fulfilling and Buddha’s Blessing Mantra Pendant more than they should.

Some of my readers feel that they won’t have a better life if they don’t get the pendant, the truth is reciting mantras will work as well and depending on your sincerity and the intensity in which you give in reciting the mantras it definitely works better than the Wish Fulfilling and Buddha’s Blessing Mantra Pendant.

This is not just something that I share out of the blue, you can ask any Buddhist monk and they will say the same. Plus I have personally experienced it.

In my future posts, I will share some of the testimonies of people who experienced tremendous amount of blessings simply because they chanted mantras. This blog has a lot of mantras that you can chant everyday.

Now, I would like to request the people who has ordered the Wish Fulfilling and Buddha’s Blessing Mantra Pendant and has not received it yet to please email me at orderedwishfulfill@gmail.com, I will also provide a new number for those who ordered the pendant and has not received it when I comeback. Again, please please please please and I beg other readers that this email should only be for those who ordered the pendant and has not received it. Please, again please, do not send your comments, questions in this email address.

Lastly, while I can’t put full names here, I would like to request Celeste to please email me. I have sent several emails to the email address that you used before but have not received any reply. Lost several of my contacts.

For your comments and questions please email me at sanaakosirickylee@gmail.com.

Mooncake Festival: A Mid – Autumn Festivities that Helps Renew Energies That Is Full of Legends and Myths Except the Real Truth

Published September 8, 2014 by jptan2012

aMooncake Festival, as it is popularly known here in the Philippines, is actually legally called the Mid – Autumn Festival 中秋節 Zhōngqiū Jié. I guess a lot of people started calling it Mooncake Festival because it is easier to remember it. Mid – Autumn festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Chinese calendar or Lunar calendar. In China, the Mid – Autumn Festival is also called Moon Festival, because it is when the moon may be roundest and possibly nearest to Earth.

The ancient or old Chinese, even before Western science has discovered it, has observed that the movement of the moon has a connection with the changes of the seasons and agricultural abundance or production. This prompted them to believe that the moon is inhabited by Goddess (the sun is inhabited by a God), who is in – charge of food production. To give thanks to the Goddess, they offer food to the moon.

Another myth is about Hou Yi and his wife Chang’e. It is said that Hou Yi a celebrated archer found the elixir of life. Gave this to his wife who doesn’t know that it should not be consumed all at once. She consumed the whole bottle of elixir and floated to the moon. Hou Yi would then offer food to the moon every year so that Chang’e will never go hungry, and because they’re both well loved, other people took on this custom also.

Aside from the ones shared above there are a lot more stories about the Mid – Autumn Festival and to the rise of the moon cake. However, the real truth which is also the most widely accepted true story is that during the 14 century at the time of Yuan Dynasty when Mongols ruled the Han Chinese, mooncakes were used as medium of communication. The Mongols ruled the Chinese then, and there was a strict rule that the Chinese are not allowed to congregate. This is to make revolution harder. Because Chinese giving each other mooncakes during harvest season is a widely accepted tradition, the revolutionary leaders decided to distribute mooncakes with a message inside calling for a revolution on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month. The tactic was successful and the Mongols didn’t get wind of the plan. It will go down in history as one of the most bloodless and ‘peaceful’ revolution ancient China, because the Mongols were largely caught unaware thus there was not much fighting that happened.

This day, the paper inside gave way to salted duck egg yolk. It is also said the salted duck egg yolk represent the full moon.mooncake

The last story was largely purged during the time of Mao, to avoid giving the Chinese the idea of revolting against his leadership. To this day, China’s leaders refused to allow that this bit of history are included in their history books. Instead, they encourage the stories of Chang’e and Hou Yi or that there is a Moon Goddess.

Technically speaking the Mid – Autumn Festival or Mooncake Festival has nothing to do with Feng Shui or Taoism or Buddhism, but since Feng Shui experts has since taken on the practice of celebrating the Mid – Autumn Festival for good luck for the several reason. First, the Mid – Autumn Festival will always a few weeks after Hungry Ghost Month, so it is good to refreshed energies by some sort of celebration. Also, getting together for the Mid – Autumn Festival will also create a good chi that will help clean up the negative chi of Hungry Ghost Month.

Thus, Feng Shui experts suggested the start of the Dice Game or Mooncake Game or Mid – Autumn Game (Pua Tiong Chiu). For some Taoist priests, they advice the cleansing of the amulets or images used during the Hungry Ghost month, you do this by putting them on top of a rock salt or encircling them on top of an incense burner while an incense is lighted. I don’t really follow this Mid – Autumn cleansing rituals so much. For me, just celebrating the Mid – Autumn Festival with family is cleansing enough.

However, for those who wore their images Chung Kwei, Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva, Kuan Yin, Kuan Kong or their Wish Fulfilling and Buddha’s Blessing Mantra Pendant during the Hungry Ghost month, specially this year and felt they was a lot of negative chi may do so by following the suggested simple rituals in the previous paragraph.

A Reminder to Chant Two of the Most Powerful Mantras

Published August 27, 2014 by jptan2012

Recently a lot of people have been quite disappointed that the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT is no longer available for everybody. I now choose the people who seriously need it. This is because of the production delays in producing the pendant.

However, one need not despair because even if enjoys a very high personal testimonial success the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT is still only a tool to hasten this blessings. If you cannot avail of the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT I would like to remind you where it started by reading the post – RECEIVE SHOWERS OF BLESSINGS BY TAPPING TWO OF THE MOST POWERFUL MANTRAS.

Remember, chanting the mantras is still the best way to get blessings from the Buddhas and the Bodhisattvas.

Life Saved and Battling Nightmare by Chanting Mantras – A Personal Testimony of a Reader

Published August 14, 2014 by jptan2012

A few weeks ago I got an email from SD, single mother who works in the Middle East. She was requesting for the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT, our email exchanges lead to a phone conversation. I believe part of our conversation had me asking her to reconsider getting the pendant and suggested that she say some mantras instead. She mentioned that she indeed has started saying mantras.

According to SD, she used to have some weird dreams, dreams that are really scary and although she was unable to share all the details of her dreams she stressed that they are really scary. In fact, I can detect in her voice a little fear even if she was simply telling me about her dreams.

However, she said once she started chanting OM MANI PADME HUM the Mantra of the Bodhisattva of Compassion – Kuan Yin, her dreams has started to become different, in fact, they’ve started to become ‘sweet’ dreams instead of nightmares.

When chanting a mantra its best to chant it in a minimum of 108x. To help you keep track use a mala bead.

When chanting a mantra its best to chant it in a minimum of 108x. To help you keep track use a mala bead.

Without going into details, I think and believe that a lot of her dreams are psychic in nature. I say this because of some of the things she shared with me about what’s happening with her life. Having said this, the chanting of the mantras didn’t just change her dreams, her dreams changed because her life is changing for the better!

On top of that SD also believes that constantly chanting a mantra helped saved her life. She was driving, when she lost awareness of what was going on, it was just a split second but all of a sudden she lost control of the car she was driving and was about to bumped into another oncoming vehicle. From how I understood it, SD chanted OM MANI PADME HUM, and luckily she was able to immediately take control of the car again and she lived to tell the story.

Sharing this because I know a lot of us, myself included, sometimes tend to simply focus on having some wonderful amulet or charm to help fight off the negative energies around us. For example, a lot of people send me emails wanting to get the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT, but since making the pendant is very tedious for me because I have to count the bazi of the person who wants the pendant and because of production delays and other problems, I’m now making sure that the person really needs the pendant before agreeing to take on a request. However, SD’s testimony is proof that maybe if we put on time and effort maybe the personal testimonies about the chanting the mantras are going to be even more wonderful than the testimonies I get about the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT.

So I say, lets all put it effort in saying the mantras and get to see what miracles it will bring us.

Help Stop the Worldwide Ill Effects of the 2014 Hungry Ghost Month

Published August 5, 2014 by jptan2012

Three passenger airline accidents in less than a month.

One after another mysterious holes large enough for a helicopter to fly inside in Siberia.mysterious holes

A lake that mysteriously appeared out of nowhere in Tunisia.

Taiwan discovered that their chopsticks are laced with sulfur dioxide and other chemicals that are slowly poisoning them.

Glenda, Henry, Jose, Inday, 4 typhoons, and Monsoon (Habagat) rain in the Northern part of the Philippines, again within a span of a month.

One of the worst gas leak tragedy in the world that happened in Taiwan.19803777

China killer earthquake.

The worst Ebola epidemic ever in its history since it was first discovered in the 70s. It started last year but went out of control this past 2 months. Not only it is the worst Ebola epidemic ever but it is Ebola Zaire, which is also the strain that is hardest to manage and deadliest. On top of it, death toll increased from 30% – 40% to 60%.

Just today, United States, Philippines, Morocco, and Brazil announced their first Ebola case of death and diagnosis outside West Africa.

Gaza war getting worst with lots of children and women dying because of the war!

One of the most devastating effect of the Gaza War is how children are victimized.

One of the most devastating effect of the Gaza War is how children are victimized.

27,000 Russians stranded abroad!

Mysterious animal roams the streets in California.

East Ukraine city dying under siege.

Russian gang that amasses more than a billion passwords.

New Zealand slopes lacking of snow this season.

A terrible landslide in Utah.Utah

South East Asian nations conflict with China getting worst.

A man-made Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico as big as Connecticut that’s killing all forms of marine life. One of the worst dead zone in the world.

Also, Hawaii is set to face 2 large hurricanes – Hurricane Julio and Hurricane Iselle!

Yesterday, a nine vehicle accident that killed a person and injured several others in the Philippines.

Not to mention the political, constitutional crisis not only of the Philippines but other countries as well.

Furthermore, several murders where teenagers are the perpetrator.

Various scandals!

I bet most of you will have some story to share on what happened with this and that person. Amongst my FB friends, 2 have died and several others have family members who died or are going through something at the moment.

A nurse who is a reader informed that in their hospital deaths amongst patients has dramatically increased that the medical director had to call for a meeting to check whether they are doing anything wrong. Their record shows that death is higher between July and August of each year but it is so much higher this year.

Need I say more? These are just some of the obvious effects of the 2014 Hungry Ghost Month. To understand it further please do read my previous post entitled – WHAT EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE 2014 HUNGRY GHOST MONTH AND MERCURY RETROGRADE.

Yes these things happens also even if its not the Hungry Ghost Month, but what you should look at here is the intensity and frequency of these things.

To protect yourself please read my post – PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE ILL EFFECTS OF THE 2014 HUNGRY GHOST MONTH AND MERCURY RETROGRADE.

However, it’s very important that you don’t just protect yourself, we should do something for the world. We should be able to do something to help avert further tragedy.
I have been very busy the past few days and did some unavoidable traveling but I got a call from my Guru Lama who instructed me to write that several temples are offering the recitation of the mantra of the Bodhisattva of Compassion, Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha and Medicine Buddha, each mantra will be recited 100,000 times a day! I know 2 temples that are doing the same thing here in the Philippines with several pujas and offerings being done to help counter the worldwide effect of one of the worst Hungry Ghost month ever.

You can ask your local temple, if not you can do it at home. For most people 100,000 chants of each of the Buddha and Bodhisattva mentioned can be overwhelming but according to my Guru Lama do 10,000 times for each and it will help a lot. If that is still a little too much for you just chant them as many as you can something and anything is better than nothing.

If possible, just before 6pm, get a handful of rock salt and just toss it outside of your house. Do this everyday until Sept. 5, 2014.

Please remember to specifically dedicate after saying mantras to the protection of the world from the hungry ghost month.

It is the hope of different monks that by doing this a lot of the ill effects will either be averted or tamed.

But reciting the said mantras will protect you as well.
Mantra of the Bodhisattva of Compassion: OM MANI PADME HUM
Mantra of Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha: OM AH KSITIGARBHA THALENG HUM or OM PRA MANI DANI SOHA or NAMO KSITIGARBHA BODHISATTVA or NAMO DI ZHANG WANG PUSA
Mantra of Medicine Buddha: TADYATHA OM BHEKANDZYE BHEKANDZYE MAHA BHEKANDZYE (BHEKANDZYE) RADZA SAMUGATE SOHA

TO UNDERSTAND MORE ABOUT THE HUNGRY GHOST MONTH, HUNGRY GHOSTS, IT’S EFFECTS, RITUALS AND PROTECTION READ THE FOLLOWING HUNGRY GHOSTS SERIES:

YOU MAY WISH TO READ THE FOLLOWING ALSO:

OR YOU CAN CLICK ON THE CATEGORY – KUWENTO TUNGKOL SA HUNGRY GHOST MONTH.

How to Help the Victims of Typhoon Glenda?

Published July 17, 2014 by jptan2012

The Philippines is once against besieged by a strong typhoon.

Glenda is not as bad a Yolanda, but just the same, a lot of people were affected by the typhoon. After the typhoon, it is now time for us once again to lend a little help to the people who were greatly affected by Glenda. However, there’s no need for all of us to donate money, food, or clothes. If you don’t have an extra amount of money to spare, please remember that offering prayers will work as well.

For Buddhists, chant the mantra of Bodhisattva of Compassion, Kuan Yin – OM MANI PADME HUM with the mantra of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva – OM PRA MANI DANI SOHA or OM AH KSITIGARBHA THALENG HUM or NAMO KSITIGARBHA BODHISATTVA or NAMA TI TSANG WANG PUSA (NAMO DI ZHANG WANG PUSA), with the mantra of the Medicine Buddha – TADYATHA OM BHEKANDZYE BHEKANDZYE MAHA BHEKANDZYE  (BHEKANDZYE) RADZA SAMUGATE SOHA. One mala (108x) each or as many as you can, then dedicate it to the victims of Typhoon Glenda with international name Rammasun.

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